Recent Discussions

FUNDS: Leo Baeck Institute Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship (due March 2016)

Leo Baeck Institute Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship

The Leo Baeck Institute is offering a Career Development Award as a personal grant to a scholar or professional in an early career stage, e.g. before gaining tenure in an academic institution or its equivalent, whose proposed work would deal with topics within the Leo Baeck Institute’s mission, namely historical or cultural issues of the Jewish experience in German-speaking lands.

CFP: MLA 2017 - Forum LLC German Literature to 1700 (due March 2016)

The MLA Forum LLC on German Literature to 1700 invites submissions for two panels at the 2017 MLA in Philadelphia (5-8 January 2017). Papers should treat any aspect of German literature and culture before 1700 and we hope to balance panels with a range from the medieval through early modern periods.  The topics are:

1.  “The Origin of Trauerspiel? Reading Benjamin / Reading with Benjamin”

ANN: H-Net Job Guide, 25 January - 1 February 2016

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 25 January 2016 to  1 February 2016.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-German.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide(at)mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

EUROPEAN HISTORY / STUDIES

ANN: CFP - Industrial Decline and the Rise of the Service Sector? (March 2016)

Industrial Decline and the Rise of the Service Sector?  How did Western Europe and North America cope with the multifaceted structural transformations since the 1970s

September 16 - 17, 2016
(Deadline: March 6, 2016)
Conference at Institute of Contemporary History, Munich - Berlin
Conveners: Sebastian Voigt (IfZ Munich) and Stefan Hördler (GHI Washington), and Howard Brick (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Organized by the Institute of Contemporary History, Munich, and the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.

ANN: CFP for proposed Panel 'Haunted Screens' at GSA conference in San Diego (February 2016)

Fortieth Annual Conference of the GSA (German Studies Association)

San Diego, California,

September 29-October 2, 2016

Call for Papers for Proposed Panel(s)

Title:  Haunted Screens: Remediating Race & Ethnicity in German Visual Cultures

Chaired by

Angelica Fenner (Assoc. Prof. of German & Cinema Studies, University of Toronto)

Uli Linke (Professor of Anthropology, Rochester Institute of Technology)

Submission deadline: February 12, 2016

ANN: New Books in German History & German Studies Bulletin (February 2016)

New Books in German History and German Studies (February 2016)

Editor's note: At the beginning of the month, as a service to our members, H-German publishes a list of newly released books on German History and German Studies that members have submitted to H-German.  If you would like to announce the publication of your new book, please submit the following information to Laura Hilton (lhilton(at)muskingum.edu): the author's name, the title of the book, the press, the month it appeared in print, and a link to the publisher/book's site (optional).

ConfRPT: Military Occupation in Central and Eastern Europe, 1915-1948 (AHA/CEHS 2016)

Report on AHA/CEHS Session at the AHA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, January 7-10, 2016

Catherine Epstein, Amherst College, Chair and Commentator

Jesse Kauffman, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Jovana Knežević, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Katharina Matro, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Bethesda, MD

Military Occupation in Central and Eastern Europe, 1915-1948

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Gordon Martel
Reviewer: 
Karl Hjembo

Hjembo on Martel, 'The Month That Changed the World: July 1914'


Gordon Martel. The Month That Changed the World: July 1914. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 512 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-966538-9.

Reviewed by Karl Hjembo (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-German (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The Diplomatic Struggle and the Resulting Great War

Author: 
Michael H. Kater
Reviewer: 
Ulf Zimmermann

Zimmermann on Kater, 'Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present'


Michael H. Kater. Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 480 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-17056-6.

Reviewed by Ulf Zimmermann (Kennesaw State University)
Published on H-German (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Shades of Goethe--and of Hitler: A History of [the town of] Weimar

Author: 
Patrick Merziger
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey J. Giles

Giles on Merziger, 'Nationalsozialistische Satire und "Deutscher Humor": Politische Bedeutung und Öffentlichkeit populärer Unterhaltung 1931-1945'


Patrick Merziger. Nationalsozialistische Satire und "Deutscher Humor": Politische Bedeutung und Öffentlichkeit populärer Unterhaltung 1931-1945. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010. 407 pp. $87.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-515-09355-2.

Reviewed by Geoffrey J. Giles (University of Florida)
Published on H-German (December, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Joanne Miyang Cho, David M. Crowe, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dirk Bönker

Bönker on Cho and Crowe, 'Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century'


Joanne Miyang Cho, David M. Crowe, eds. Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 304 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-43846-1.

Reviewed by Dirk Bönker (Duke University)
Published on H-German (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Sino-German Studies

Author: 
Simone Laqua-O'Donnell
Reviewer: 
Jay Goodale

Goodale on Laqua-O'Donnell, 'Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster'


Simone Laqua-O'Donnell. Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster. Oxford Historical Monographs Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 240 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-968331-4.

Reviewed by Jay Goodale (Bucknell University)
Published on H-German (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Trent and Its Limitations

Author: 
Jonathan Steinberg
Reviewer: 
Stephen Morgan

Morgan on Steinberg, 'Bismarck: A Life'


Jonathan Steinberg. Bismarck: A Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 577 S. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-978252-9; (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-959901-1; ISBN 978-0-19-997539-6.

Reviewed by Stephen Morgan (Grand Valley State University)
Published on H-German (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Bismarck and the Power of Personality

Author: 
Lyn Marven, Stuart Taberner, eds.
Reviewer: 
Susanne Rinner

Rinner on Marven and Taberner, 'Emerging German-Language Novelists of the Twenty-First Century'


Lyn Marven, Stuart Taberner, eds. Emerging German-Language Novelists of the Twenty-First Century. Rochester: Camden House, 2011. 288 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-421-9.

Reviewed by Susanne Rinner (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
Published on H-German (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Peter Longerich
Reviewer: 
Ky Woltering

Woltering on Longerich, 'Heinrich Himmler: A Life'


Peter Longerich. Heinrich Himmler: A Life. Trans. Jeremy Noakes and Leslie Sharpe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. xviii + 1,031 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-959232-6.

Reviewed by Ky Woltering (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Published on H-German (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Himmler and the Personalization of Power

Author: 
M. S. Lane, Martin Ruehl, eds.
Reviewer: 
Max Kramer

Kramer on Lane and Ruehl, 'A Poet's Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle'


M. S. Lane, Martin Ruehl, eds. A Poet's Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle. Rochester: Camden House, 2011. x + 349 pp. Illustrations. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-462-2.

Reviewed by Max Kramer (CUNY-Baruch College)
Published on H-German (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Heinz Duchhardt
Reviewer: 
Brian Vick

Vick on Duchhardt, 'Der Wiener Kongress: Die Neugestaltung Europas 1814/15'


Heinz Duchhardt. Der Wiener Kongress: Die Neugestaltung Europas 1814/15. München: C.H. Beck Verlag, 2013. 128 pp. EUR 8.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-406-65381-0.

Reviewed by Brian Vick (Emory University)
Published on H-German (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

A Guide to the Congress of Vienna

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